Profiles | Beyond the Classroom

Olivia French '14 focuses on helping emerging businesses find
an effective online presence.

Finding the right internship is an exciting journey. Most students find their internships through online databases or create their own through networking.

Here is CCI’s Top Ten list for finding or creating your own internship!

  1. Apply to internships on MOJO, as well as the connected databases found on the bottom of MOJO's homepage: Liberal Arts Career Network, and Nationwide Internship Consortium.
  2. Check our Middlebury's Signature Internship Programs, such as FoodWorks, MuseumWorks, CLIMB and Shepherd Poverty Internships.
  3. Browse the Summer Internship Lists and Winter Term LIsts. See what students have done for previous Summer and Winter Term internships to find inspiration; consider contacting those students for more information!
  4. Check out CCI's seven new Career Path Pages for internship news, resources, and industry-specific databases and internships.  
  5. Make an appointment to talk with one of the CCI advisors who can give you targeted advice in your field of interest or the Associate Director for Internships for general internship questions.
  6. Network with over 7,500 alumni on MiddNet – our database of alumni who have volunteered to offer you career advice and information about their career field or industry. LinkedIn will offer you opportunities to research and connect with 27,000 more alums!
  7. Tell your friends, parents, professors, and everyone you know and meet that you are looking. You never know when a conversation will lead to more information, a contact, or a great tip. Get the scoop on our networking page.
  8. Create or get your resume and cover in tip-top shape; get them reviewed by a peer career advisor at Quick Questions, no appointment necessary. First check out our sample resumes and other great tools and resources on the CCI web site. 
  9. If your summer internship is unpaid, apply for CCI’s funding for unpaid internships. Important: please note that Middlebury does not grant credit or transcript notation for unpaid summer internships, so DO NOT accept an internship with an organization that requires that you receive credit or transcript notation. 
  10. Use TypeFocus to learn more about your skills, interests, and values, or Spotlight on Careers (on the Majors and Careers page) for targeted information for liberal arts students about career fields and preparation for entering those fields.